Arizona Protect Marriage, Proposition 107 (2006)

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Arizona Proposition 107, also called the Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona Relating to the Protection of Marriage Act, appeared on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Arizona as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1]

Election results

Protect Marriage
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No775,49851.8%
Yes 721,489 48.2%

Potential impact

If Prop 107 had passed in 2006, it would have added this language to the Arizona Constitution:

"To preserve and protect marriage in this state, only a union between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage by this state or its political subdivisions and no legal status for unmarried persons shall be created or recognized by this state or its political subdivisions that is similar to that of marriage."

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Analysis by Legislative Council

Pursuant to Arizona state statute, marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited. Arizona law does not recognize a marriage contracted in any other state or country that is between two persons of the same sex.

Proposition 107 would amend the Arizona Constitution to provide that in order to preserve and protect marriage:

1. Only a union between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage by the State of Arizona or its cities, towns, counties or districts.

2. The State of Arizona and its cities, towns, counties or districts shall not create or recognize a legal status for unmarried persons that is similar to marriage.

Fiscal Impact Statement

State law requires the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) Staff to prepare a summary of the fiscal impact of certain ballot measures. Proposition 107 is not projected to have a state cost.

Funding of the campaigns for and against

Two committees formed to support the measure: "Protect Marriage Arizona", which spent $1,019,143, and "Defend Marriage Arizona", which spent $19,950.

Two committees also formed to oppose the measure: "Arizona Together Opposed", which spent $1,831,504, and "No on 107", which spent $66,189.

Donors in favor

Donors opposed

Donors to this group included William Lewis ($715,000), the Human Rights Campaign ($155,055), the Coalition for Progress ($100,000), the Gill Action Fund ($25,000) and Jonathan Lewis ($5,000).

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